William Halsey Jr.

1882 - 1959

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William Frederick Halsey Jr. (October 30, 1882 – August 16, 1959) was a fleet admiral in the United States Navy during World War II. He is one of four individuals to have attained the rank of fleet admiral of the United States Navy, the others being Ernest King, William Leahy, and Chester W. Nimitz. Born in Elizabeth, New Jersey, Halsey graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1904. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William Halsey Jr. has received more than 1,744,079 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). William Halsey Jr. is the 752nd most popular military personnel (up from 819th in 2019), the 2,355th most popular biography from United States (up from 2,715th in 2019) and the 36th most popular American Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, William Halsey Jr. ranks 752 out of 1,466Before him are Karel Doorman, Ettore Bastico, Karl Mauss, Archduke Stephen, Palatine of Hungary, Friedrich Graf von Wrangel, and Alphonse Juin. After him are Carmine Crocco, Kemal Reis, Xanthippus of Carthage, Heinrich Eberbach, Sakanoue no Tamuramaro, and Jukums Vācietis.

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Among people born in 1882, William Halsey Jr. ranks 89Before him are Ernst von Weizsäcker, Gian Francesco Malipiero, August Kopff, Joaquín Turina, Izz ad-Din al-Qassam, and Bronisław Huberman. After him are Eugène Joseph Delporte, Fiorello H. La Guardia, Florian Znaniecki, Song Jiaoren, Subramania Bharati, and David Burliuk. Among people deceased in 1959, William Halsey Jr. ranks 56Before him are Benjamin Péret, George Reeves, Jean Behra, Max Baer, Grock, and Karl Mauss. After him are Barthélemy Boganda, Curt Sachs, Dmitry Manuilsky, George Antheil, Irakli Tsereteli, and Bernard Berenson.

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Among people born in United States, William Halsey Jr. ranks 2,355 out of 15,968Before him are Dorothy Parker (1893), Barbara W. Tuchman (1912), Jane Darwell (1879), Jessica Chastain (1977), Madalyn Murray O'Hair (1919), and Betsy Ross (1752). After him are William Heard Kilpatrick (1871), Beverly D'Angelo (1951), Morgan Robertson (1861), John Kennedy Toole (1937), Jermaine Jackson (1954), and Richard Anderson (1926).


Among military personnels born in United States, William Halsey Jr. ranks 36Before him are Frank Jack Fletcher (1885), Nathan Bedford Forrest (1821), Charlie Wilson (1933), Simon Bolivar Buckner Jr. (1886), P. G. T. Beauregard (1818), and Matthew Ridgway (1895). After him are Joseph Stilwell (1883), Henry H. Arnold (1886), Philip Sheridan (1831), Alexander Haig (1924), Walton Walker (1889), and Joseph E. Johnston (1807).